we are on a mission
LIHDA has pioneered the way for real action in patient care by providing compression garments to patients in need, at no cost to suppliers or patients.
We identify suppliers in developed countries willing to donate used garments.
We coordinate the collection, laundering and shipping of garments to healthcare centers in need located in developing countries.
It's an act which takes little effort, and a way of thinking that can be adopted by medical disciplines and others at large.
Recycle reusables, share your strength.
LIHDA has been appointed by ILF to translate Lymphoedema Education Benchmark Statements for South Eastern Europe. By facilitating access to essential educational materials, progressive literature, and clinical research, we make it possible for students and practitioners to adopt progressive practices and effective treatment methodologies.
Lymphoedema specialists lead workshops at organizations selected to receive aid. Attending physiotherapists, nurses, doctors and support groups are given with the knowledge to properly manage patients, recognise symptoms, know when to refer them to a specialist, and adopt proper application techniques.
LIHDA works in partnership with legal, professional and tertiary groups which are country-specific or international stakeholders, including BLS, ILF, PhysioNet, NGOs, support groups, as well as successful pilot projects.
To improve efficacity of low-cost lymphoedema treatment in developing countries.
To identify and build partnerships with healthcare organizations willing to donate compression garments.
To create and support pilot projects aimed at promoting lymphoedema awareness or delivering garments and other aid to countries where patients are challenged by low incomes and social stigmas.
To liaise with representatives of healthcare systems and regulatory professional bodies in different countries.